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All incoming TAG students and families are invited to join us on August 10th from 6-8pm in the Townview Commons for a welcome dinner. During this dinner, you will hear from Mr. Mackey, get to meet other TAG families and students, join the PTSA, and eat delicious food provided by our PTSA. You will also have the opportunity to buy some TAG swag from the PTSA.

We hope to see you on Monday, August 10th!

On August 6-7 and August 10-12, we will welcome all of our incoming students to TAG Flight School. Flight School will be held at TAG (Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center) from 9am – 3pm, with optional social activities from 3pm – 5pm each day. We encourage all incoming TAG students to join us in getting to know Townview, TAG, and your fellow classmates before the school year kicks off. Lunch will be provided at no charge, though students are more than welcome to bring their own lunch if they choose.

We look forward to getting to know you more next week! If you have any questions, please call the office at 972-925-5970.

Indiana University ‘Business is Global’ is accepting applications for their summer 2015 program. DEADLINE is Tue 7 April. The program is a unique blend of culture, language, and international business learning that offers students an introduction to the myriad of opportunities available in today’s global marketplace. For more information and/or to apply, visit the school’s website. CLICK to view a video of last summer’s session. PROGRAM DATES : July 5-17, 2015.

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DISD The Hub recently featured TAG‘s own Mr. Ben Mackey who was recognized at a reception honoring DISD’s top principals. The article concludes, “See what makes Benjamin Mackey stand out as one of the best.” Be sure to click on the video as well. CLICK to see the article and watch the video. Congratulations, Mr. Mackey!!

Please see the “TAG Yearbook” post below. The deadline for recognition ads has been extended to Wednesday, March 4, 2015!

2015 AARI flyer

Please follow this LINK for more information about this year’s UIL essay contests! The deadlines are fast-approaching.

A message from Ms. Greer, Faculty Adviser for the TAG Yearbook:

The TAG Yearbook is going on sale in February!

How to buy a yearbook: Students can purchase their yearbooks in front of the TAG office before school and during lunch for the entire month of February. For the first week of sales (February 2 – 6), the yearbook will be available for just $25. On February 9, the price increases to $30. Students may pay with cash or with a check made out to “TAG Yearbook.”

Online purchases: Yearbooks will also be available online for $30 HERE. There, you can find the TAG Yearbook under the name “School for the Talented and Gifted” or under the school code of 50630.

Recognition ads: If you’re interested in buying a recognition ad for your student, you can also design and purchase those HERE.  A full-page ad is $50, a half-page ad is $30, and a quarter-page ad is $15. The yearbook also encourages students to buy ads with their friends.

Email pictures: The yearbook is still collecting pictures for several pages. If you have pictures from Flight School, TREK, or the Halloween dress-up day, please email them to

Questions? Email Ms. Greer at

TAG is taking 40+ Juniors on a field trip to visit 3 Oklahoma universities. It will be an overnight trip Feb 19-20 (20th is a holiday for the students). Ms Marberry and the group will leave TAG at approx. 11:00 on Thursday 19 Feb and spend the night in Tulsa. They’ll return after 8p on Friday. Two parent volunteers are needed to chaperone. They must be district/volunteer approved. CLICK to VOLUNTEER


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Featured Student

Abigail Cartwright

Abigail graduated from TAG Magnet in May of 2014 and was recognized as the AP Texas State Scholar. This prestigious award is given to one male and one female student each year who had the highest average score on the highest number of AP exams taken over their entire high school career in the state of Texas. Abigail passed 20 Advanced Placement exams with an average score of a 4.7 out of 5.0. Abigail graduated in May of 2014 and has gone on to attend Rice University on a full athletic scholarship for Track and Field.

Congratulations Abigail!